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ISIS | Islam | San Bernardino attack | religious extremism | education | civil society | democracy

Missing From Conversations About San Bernardino Attack—The Main Point: Education!

Amid the shrieks and din of presidential candidates like Donald Trump calling for a moratorium on the immigration of Muslim to our shores, ISIS’ ranting about apocalyptic warfare between Islam and non-Muslims in the West, and President Obama assuring...

December 10, 2015

Daesh | Jihadi bride | religious extremism | Orientalism | religious stereotypes

Why is the West Obsessed with Western Women Who Become "Jihadi Brides"?

In high school, I had a bumper sticker: “feminism is the radical notion that women are people too.” Now, as a scholar of women’s and gender studies, I realize that this is not a great definition, and neglects a lot of nuance. Still, every time I read...

December 3, 2015